“And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” Acts 3:5-6
Peter and John went for prayers in the temple at the hour of prayers. A certain lame man was carried daily to the gate of the temple to ask alms of them that entered the temple. On this fateful day, this man went begging for alms as his manner was. His MIND-SET was to ask for what will suffice him for the day. His Mind-Set was to go to the temple daily to ask for temporary solution and not a permanent solution. He was always looking for a now, now bread and not a Bread that satisfies. He was not futuristic in his thinking. Is Mind-Set was to continue to beg for alms for life. What a mind-set?
Are you like this man? Don’t be in a hurry to judge this man. Do you seek for permanent solution or you are just okay managing life because of your Mind-Set? You have been limited to begging and seeking for temporary help over the years because of your Mind-Set. His mind-set did not allow him to seek for healing. His mind-set did not allow him to work with his brain. On the streets of Lagos, there are Lame people helping to direct traffic. In different parts of the world, there are people who are physically handicap but are not handicap in their MIND. Some of them are in the position of authority and are well paid. Your Mind-Set have subjected you to a life of pity. I hate to be pitied. Run away from people who pity you. Set your MIND FREE.
Thank God Peter and John set the mind of this man free indeed. “Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. “Acts 3:6, 7-16
Peter pointed this man to the One and Only Saviour that is all powerful to transform the minds of men. This man sat at the beautiful gate of the temple daily but that did not make his life and situation beautiful. Until you have a beautiful Mind, nothing will change. Peter gave this man a permanent solution to his lameness of the mind to have the healing of the physical lameness. The prayers/requests of this certain man over the years, was limiting him daily. But Peter came to pray an all-important prayer. Praying for silver and gold only will limit you in life. Pray that the Owner of silver and gold will fill your mind and life.
Many a times, our requests are so limited because of our Mind-Set. We go through life with a management/scarcity mentality instead of abundance/enjoyment outlook. Please don’t get me wrong. I am not referring to a spending pattern of life without investing and generous lifestyle. The lame man was just managing his situation without seeking for an empowerment of his soul for his elevation. People went into the temple to pray and for the law to be read to them. That was what Peter and John eventually did in the temple. He wouldn’t go into the temple to listen to the word and pray but prefer begging for alms. He left his house everyday with the MIND-SET to go begging. Even if he was not allowed into the temple, a man who craves for the transformation of the MIND, would go the extra mile to get details of what was shared in the temple and not merely asking for money from the people.
Why do you go to church? To sweep the floor of the building? To sing in the choir? To usher? To pray in the prayer unit? To preach to the people? To drop money in the offering bags? To do security work? Let’s look at the MIND-SET of King David; “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
The lame man sat at the beautiful gate of the temple every day without desiring the beauty of the LORD that is all powerful to transform his life and restore his health because of his MIND-SET. How we have missed out in the revival, outpouring of the Holy Spirit, blessings of God because of our MIND-SET. The word says; “But without thy mind would I do nothing.” Philemon 1:14
“If you delight more in God’s gifts than in God Himself, you are practically setting up another God above Him, and this you must never do.” Charles Spurgeon. The lame man desire the gift of God more than the God of the gift. If we get our Minds right, we will not be seeking God for bread and butter alone. There is ONLY one thing competing with God on earth. It is called MONEY! You cannot serve God and money. Money does not set free. It’s the Truth that set free. All the money that the lame man had received from people over the years, could not give him freedom. Is your MIND-SET on autopilot to daily receive money and not God that gives all things that pertains to life and godliness?
If you set your MIND on God, He will not just give you food for the day, He will give you food, money and resources to be a blessing to others. He will not just solve your accommodation problem, he will bless you with houses to accommodate others. He will not just pay your children school fees, but use you to pay the school fees of others children. Thank God the lame man was set free. YOUR ABUNDANCE LIFESTYLE IS HERE. Change your Mind-Set for a Bountiful Harvest.
I pray for you today, that your mind will desire the right thing. Your mind will seek the Giver of silver and gold and not mere gold. May you encounter the ministration of certain men like Peter and John that will give you permanent solution to your life challenges in Jesus name, amen.
The kingdom of God is the kingdom of the soul. The soul consist of your emotion, mind and will. God want to control your soul. Surrender your soul to Jesus today.
To your Transformation
I am alive for this purpose
I celebrate you! Be healthy and wealthy in your mind!
Matthew Abolurin is the Principal Consultant/CEO of Pep Access Ltd, a consulting outfit responsible for Business conception, actualization and growth, Sales and Marketing Training and HR Management. Matthew Abolurin is the President of Transformation Network International, a multifaceted Network where wisdom is given to create a life of Purpose, Passion, Peace and Prosperity.